Michelle Rhee

Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools

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November 5, 2009: Washington Post reported that Rhee was now engaged to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

February, 2008: Rhee was a special guest of First Lady Laura Bush at President George W. Bush's 2008 State of the Union address.

June 12, 2007: District of Columbia Mayor C. Mayor Adrian Fenty chose Rhee to replace superintendent of D.C. public schools Clifford Janey and become the schools' new chancellor.

1997: Rhee founded the New Teacher Project, a non-profit organization which works with needy school districts to recruit and train new teachers. In ten years, the New Teacher Project has expanded to forty programs in twenty states and recruited more than 10,000 teachers.

Rhee has served on the advisory boards for the National Council on Teacher Quality, National Center for Alternative Certification, and Project REACH.

Rhee taught in Baltimore, Maryland as a recruit of Teach For America for three years. According to her resume, over a two-year period she moved students scoring on average at the 13th percentile on national standardized tests to 90 percent of students scoring at the 90th percentile or higher.

Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Rhee

Last edited by gdicaro on Nov. 6, 2009

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